PWC holds National IP Month Culmination
Showcasing an integration of entrepreneurship, culture, and fine arts in Davao, PWC successfully wrapped up the National Indigenous People’s Month celebration last October 22, 2018 at the RSM Events Center.
Graced by the presence of the deputy mayors of the indigenous tribes of Davao City, City Councilor Avegayle Dalodo-Ortiz Omalza, and esteemed alumni of the PWC BFA Fashion Design program, the event witnessed cultural performances, exciting prospects as initiated by the Artisanal Heritage Studies and Creative Enterprise Center (AHSCEC), and an exhibit of fashion pieces, artworks, and products from partner communities.
Hon. Sara Duterte-Carpio, through her representative Councilor Omalza, congratulated PWC in advancing the creative economy and initiatives in celebration of the National Indigenous People’s Month. She also expressed anticipation of PWC’s future endeavors as it approaches its 65th founding anniversary.
AHSCEC project leader Emi Englis gave a recap of the culture-based creative enterprise and its recognition from CHED and the British Council. He further shared AHSCEC’s partnership with the first community, the Bagobo Tagabawa Heritage Center in Toril and the MOU signing between PWC and the city government of Davao for the project.
It was followed by the fashion show featuring works of multi-awarded PWC alumni Kathryn Fanlo, Wilson Limon, Christopher Zamora, Cheri-lou Aranjuez, Andi Amora, and Jun Artajo. First year BFA Fashion Design students also conquered the runway in their promising crafts.
The BS Interior Design program took charge of the turnover ceremonies of the design and building specifications for MFAMSC AHSCEC Renovation and the Bagobo Tagabawa Heritage Center Working Area.
PWC may be known for offering Fine Arts in Davao, but it is noteworthy that AHSCEC’s main objective is to demonstrate how the different programs can come full circle in promoting the local creative economy in collaboration with indigenous communities.